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A Guide To Good Firewood

FRIDAY, APRIL 2ND, 2010

Here are a few important things to consider if you are planning to heat your home with a wood stove.

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Protect Yourself And Your Family From Carbon Monoxide

FRIDAY, MARCH 26TH, 2010

Each year in the United States, carbon monoxide poisoning claims approximately 480 lives and sends another 15,200 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment.

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from deadly carbon monoxide fumes.

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BUILD THE WORLD’S BEST FIRE IN YOUR FIREPLACE OR WOOD STOVE

FRIDAY, MARCH 19TH, 2010

Do you want to build the the world’s best fire in your fireplace or woodstove? Here is what you need to know…

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Replace old heat tapes with safer, certified new ones…Before they burn the place down!

FRIDAY, MARCH 12TH, 2010

Old, forgotten, improperly installed or misused heat tapes can and do cause fires, but there are precautions you can take to help electric heat tapes perform their job safely.

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Keeping the Chimney Cap’s Screen Clean

FRIDAY, MARCH 5TH, 2010

Chimney caps are desirable for nearly all metal chimneys and most masonry chimneys for the purpose of keeping precipitation out of the chimney.

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Protect Your Home with a Fire Sprinkler System

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2010

To protect investments in buildings and machinery, textile mills in New England began using sprinkler systems over 100 years ago following a series of devastating fires that claimed many lives and destroyed entire businesses. Schools, office buildings, factories and other commercial buildings have since benefited from fire protection sprinkler systems. But what about our homes? (more…)

J&L Masonry is Now an Approved HEAP Vendor

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2010

J&L Masonry Inc. and Creekside, Hearth, Patio & Home are now an approved HEAP vendor for pellet fuels. We are also an approved HEAP Vendor for the repair and / or replacement of coal, pellet, and wood stoves and furnaces. (more…)

Burn Local Firewood

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH, 2010

Firewood can be an economical and environmentally responsible fuel for heating your home. Stored solar energy in the form of firewood has historically been humankind’s most available and commonly used fuel. Nothing beats the warmth of a wood fire on a cold winter’s eve.

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Money Saving Measures For Your Fireplace

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2010

The cold, blustery winter days are upon us. Energy costs have sky-rocketed making the prospect of heating your home a daunting challenge. Like insulating your attic or weather stripping your doors, there are products that will pay for themselves in reduced energy costs.

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Selling Your Home? Hire a Chimney Sweep

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29TH, 2010

How can a chimney sweep help you sell your home? With all the details you need to attend to right now, why would you want to choose this time to hire a chimney sweep?

When preparing to buy or sell a home with a combustion appliance, be it a furnace, fireplace or woodstove, the standards of the National Fire Protection Association recommend obtaining a thorough inspection of the chimney and venting systems. The condition of the chimney may be a factor in the sale. (more…)

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